Wearing a hat has always been one of my favorite styling tricks. They keep you warmer in the winter, they provide some shade in the summer, and they cover troublesome hair. I own fedoras, Panamas, roll brim, straw and felt ones but no ball caps, cloches, boaters, buckets, beanies, or Newsboy caps. Keep reading to learn why.
A hat makes a bold statement, so I keep the neckline open and never wear a necklace with a hat. I wear earrings mostly to cover the hole in my ears, never large eye-catching ones with a hat. Too many accessories always take a look in the wrong direction.
We visited First Watch on Sunday. It is a delightful daytime cafe serving fresh, healthy options for breakfast or lunch only.
I had the Frittata Rustica, which is a classic Italian-style omelet with kale, house-roasted Crimini mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese—served with ciabatta toast and a salad. It was excellent!
Mr. Mickey had the Floridan French Toast made from thick-cut brioche with wheat germ and powdered cinnamon sugar, covered with fresh banana, kiwi, and seasonal berries.
My super casual and comfortable look included a fedora style hat from J.Jill. A relaxed cotton shirt from Everlane here. I did not tuck in any part of the shirt since I am wearing pull-on style ankle jeans from Liverpool Jeans Co. here. The tote bag is old, similar here. The Born sandals are from last year, similar here. Similar sunglasses here.
Hats with a brim that is not too wide and a crown that does not rest on the top of my head to flatten my hair are my best choice. I need some height at the crown, be it a hat or a hairstyle. I never repeat the roundish shape of my face in accessories, collars, or hairstyles.
If you have followed my journey for a while, you know that I am not an expert on anything. I do read a lot and enjoy doing research more than most people. I share what I learn in the hopes that it helps you to use my examples to figure out what works best for you. Looking and feeling your best is the first step to enjoying a full and healthy second fifty years with confidence. I hope you have a delightful weekend!